To conclude, it can be said that blender a good solution is. Blender is a allround-talent and can be use almost in every area.
The american blend autodesk has with the 123D placed a software in the market which can also be use in a form of a mobile application for the iPad.
To make it easier to work with the software autodesk provides the user a lot of support forums and video tutorials. The operation with the software is very user-friendly.
123D provide only the opportunity to choose from given shapes. However, user can`t create models from the scratch. The export of a model is only possible in the OBJ-format. Moreover the user must pay to use the export-function in the software.
Shapesmith is a browser-based application to create 3D objects. The software is independence of platforms und runs in all WebGL-capable browser. The operation with the software is also intuitively and are base on the insertion of main bodies, which can subsequently adapt by functions like turning.
The software is able to save objects in STL-format. User can get support by a wiki or video tutorials.
Moreover provide autodesk with 3ds max and maya software solutions which are most used in the industry.
With a market share of 42% is 3ds max the most sales software for 3D modeling, visualization and animation.
The software is optimize for intel-processors and not like the most software solutions for Unix platforms.
3ds Max provides for user a lot of different functions. If user are miss a function it is possible to add a lot of functions more by the download of PlugIns.
Moreover user can adapt the user interface to their own preferences.
Two different versions of the software are be provide. During 3ds Max was developed for gamedeveloper and filmproducer, the version 3ds Max Design developed for architects and constructors.
3ds Max supports a lot of different data formats. The software is able to export and impott 3DS, VRML, STL and a lot of more another formats without any problems. Learning materials and documentations enable a fast introduction in the software.
In conclusion, the quality of modeling and the user-friendly interface can be classify as excellent.
A negative factor is the very expensive price and moreover that the software is not able to provide more in the area of NURBS modeling. The software is seen as be out-dated. However, 3ds Max is the most used software in the industry.
A another popular software for 3D modeling is Maya. The software are most used in the areas film production and gamedevelopment.
The software dispose about a wide selection of functions and won several national and international awards.
A great advantage of Maya is it high adaptability of the interface and the compability to software from third-party providers.
To learn the software user can find a lot of excellent training materials. The software is able to apply the NURBS modeling whereby the software enables to create very exactly models.
Maya is one of the completest and largest software solutions in the market. Beside this, user benefit of a very big choice of documentations and training videos.
However, the software is very expensive and user needs a lot of time to learn the handling with the software.
The best quality of 3D modeling provide the software 3ds Max.
Blender provides the best opportunities to learn the software by internet forums or videos. For almost every problem existing a tutorial in internet. But the user interface of the software is not very intuitively and quite unusual.
The software 123D from autodesk is the solution with the easiest handling. The complexity of blender or shapesmith can be categorise as medium.